Sinai Peninsula

Mummification workshop discovered near Egypt's Great Pyramids

1997 Luxor massacre<br>Sixty-two tourists were killed at Egypt's Deir el-Bahri archaeological site in Luxor. Six assailants, thought to have been linked …


Blast sets off fire outside Egypt's Cairo airport

CAIRO - An explosion ripped through fuel tanks near Egypt's Cairo airport on Thursday evening, igniting a fire in the area, but the country's civil …

Civil Aviation

4,500-year-old harbor structures and papyrus texts unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists have stumbled upon what is thought to be the most ancient harbor ever found in Egypt, along with the country's oldest collection of papyrus documents, Egyptian authorities say.<p>The harbor goes back 4,500 years, to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) in the Fourth Dynasty, the Egypt …


Egypt: 4 Terrorists Killed in Arish Clashes

Four terrorists were killed in clashes with security forces in Arish city in northern Sinai on Monday as Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi …

Middle East

EASA extends security notice for flights over Egypt Sinai Peninsula

Sinai Peninsula (FAA)<b>The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) extended a security warning for the Egypt Sinai Peninsula to 25 November 2018 due to</b> …

Aviation Safety

ISIS claims Israel attacking in the Sinai

ISIS releases a video claiming that Israel carried out attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egyptian Army

Four Egyptian workers killed by land mine near new capital - sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Four Egyptian workers were killed and two injured, when a land mine exploded east of Cairo in an area where the government is constructing a new administrative capital, security sources said.<p>The sources said the mine was likely a remnant of the 1973 war Egypt fought with Israel …


Russia hails security ties with Egypt, promises more flights

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says close cooperation with Egypt on security issues will help restore a direct air link to Egypt's Red Sea …

Red Sea

A humanitarian crisis is budding on the Sinai Peninsula

WAR IS hell, not only for the combatants but also for the people helplessly caught up in conflict. Such is the plight today of about 420,000 people in North Sinai, a governate of Egypt in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula that is the scene of an Egyptian counterterrorism campaign against …

Middle East

Egypt's $15 billion Sinai development expected by 2022, presidential aide says

CAIRO (Reuters) - A project to develop Egypt’s restive Sinai peninsula should be completed by 2022 at a cost of some 275 billion Egyptian pounds ($15.6 billion), a presidential aide said on Saturday, describing the scheme as “a project for national security.”<p>The cost estimated by Ibrahim Mehleb, a …

Suez Canal

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

CAIRO (EGYPT) (AFP) -<p>Egypt's army said jihadists wearing explosive belts tried to storm a military camp in the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday in an assault that left eight soldiers and 14 attackers dead.<p>The militants blew themselves up outside the camp after they were prevented by security forces from …

Armed Forces

8 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai terror attack

Cairo, April 14 (IANS) At least eight Egyptian soldiers were killed and 15 others wounded in a terror attack on a military camp in central Sinai, the …


Egypt Interior Ministry says explosion in Alexandria kills 1

Egypt's Interior Ministry says an explosion in the coastal city of Alexandria has killed at least one policeman and wounded four others.<p>Saturday's explosion comes just days ahead of Egypt's presidential election, in which President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is virtually certain to be re-elected.<p>It also …


Bomb kills two in Alexandria ahead of Egypt presidential vote

A bomb placed under a car exploded in Egypt's second city Alexandria on Saturday, killing two people including a policeman, two days before the …


High-Powered X-Rays Reveal What’s Beneath 11th-Century Religious Text

When Ancient Egypt’s Library of Alexandria went up in flames, some of the world’s most important texts and accounts were permanently lost to history. …


An Ancient Book Blasted with High-Powered X-Rays Reveals Text Erased Centuries Ago

A book of 10th-century psalms recovered from St. Catherine’s Monastery on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is an impressive artifact in itself. But the …

U.S. Department of Energy

Particle Accelerator Reveals Ancient Greek Medical Text Beneath Religious Psalms On Parchment

If you're a history buff, you might not know much particle physics. But the two fields share more in common than you'd think. X-rays from a …


Stability still elusive as Egypt's Sisi poised for second term

CAIRO (Reuters) - The attack by Islamic State came as Egypt’s defense and interior ministers walked toward a helicopter waiting to fly them out of the Sinai peninsula last December. Five army and police sources told Reuters that the militants fired a laser-guided missile at the aircraft, destroying …


Egyptian army kills 16 jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt’s military says 16 jihadists were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS.

Egyptian Army

IDF: Egyptian cyber warfare in Sinai causing cell disruptions in south Israel

The IDF says it is "not surprised" by the electronic warfare component of the military operation.<p>><br>• ><p>An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the …


Shifting skies over the Middle East as flight paths evolve

Compare two maps from real-time air tracker service Flightradar24 from 2016 and 2018, and it is easy to see how much Middle East flight paths have …

Qatar Airways

Saudi Arabia, Egypt announce $10 billion investment deal

CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on news that Egypt and Saudi Arabia are to jointly fund a mega city in Egypt's southern Sinai peninsula.

Saudi Arabia

The Dangers of Failing Middle East States

In an address to a prominent British think tank, Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu recently argued that before establishing a Palestinian …


Egypt's military operation displaces residents in Sinai Peninsula

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive footage from the Sinai Peninsula that shows the aftermath of a major Egyptian military operation that began a month ago against armed groups in the desert region.<p>Witnesses told Al Jazeera the military has demolished schools and dozens of homes, using heavy weapons …

Middle East

Egyptian army in Sinai Peninsula doubles in a year, with Israel’s blessing

The Egyptian army has doubled its forces in the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, with Israel’s blessing, to battle Islamic State jihadist cells in …

Egyptian Army

US pushes prosecution of ISIS fighters despite allies' reservations, internal dissent, and budget constraints

As the fight against ISIS evolves into the next phase, the Trump administration is turning to law enforcement across the world to combat the terror …


Easing the minds of Egyptian generals is key to continued cooperation with Israel

Cooperation between Israel and Egypt has increased to a high level in recent years, evidenced by recent reports on military coordination in Sinai, …

Middle East

IDF cyber warriors thwart major ISIS aviation terror attack

Spread across the country, the online soldiers of Unit 8200 are on the front line of Israel’s cyber wars 24/7, 365 days a year to identify possible …


Egypt says 53 militants killed in massive security operation

Egypt says its security forces have killed 53 militants since the beginning of a massive security operation, mainly in restive northern Sinai Peninsula, the epicenter of a years-long Islamic insurgency.<p>Armed forces spokesman Tamer al-Rifaai said Thursday that forces also arrested five militants and …

World News

Bombings and crashes among Russia's past air disasters

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow, killing everyone on board shortly after the jet took off from one of the city's …